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Archive for December, 2010

Data Governance and Information Quality Conference 2011

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

The Data Governance and Information Quality Conference, formerly the Data Governance Conference and IDQ Conference, will be held at the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa in San Diego on June 27-30, 2011.

This event is the world’s largest conference dedicated to data governance and information and data quality.

DGIQ 2011 will feature six conference tracks and four full days of presentations and tutorials

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EDDI10 presentations available on-line

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

The 2nd Annual European DDI Users Group Meeting (EDDI10) took place at
SURFfoundation in Utrecht, The Netherlands on December 8-9 with almost
70 people from 13 countries attending. Additionally, courses on DDI and
SDMX, and a DDI developers workshop took place prior to EDDI10.

The slides of 24 presentations are now on-line at the EDDI10 web site.

As announced at the end of the conference, the host of next year’s EDDI
will be the Swedish National Data Service (SND) in Gothenburg.

Draft SDMX Technical Specification (version 2.1) for Public Review

Monday, December 13th, 2010

The draft version 2.1 of the Statistical Data and Metadata Exchange (SDMX) standard has been made available by the SDMX Secretariat for public review (until 2 February 2011). This aims at widely improving the current 2.0 standards. The new specification corrects some bugs, adds functionalities and includes a stronger alignment of data formats and schemas with the information model.

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A discussion forum has been added to the SDMX User Forums ( to support this process.

Nesstar Publisher is now freeware

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

The Norwegian Social Science Data Services (NSD) has recently announced the availability of version 4.0 of the Nesstar software system for data publishing and online analysis. Starting from this release, the Nesstar Publisher component is now a freeware product and can be downloaded from the Nesstar web site. Also known as the IHSN Metadata Editor, the Publisher is a popular tool for the preparation of Data Documentation Initiative (DDI) based metadata.
The Open Data Foundation applauds the decision by Nesstar to make the Publisher openly available to the community.
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